Jummah Reflection: Inauguration Day

Jummah Reflection: Inauguration Day

Jummah Mubara, Shabbat Shalom and TGIF. Yesterday more than 20 Jewish Community Centers across the country had bomb threats called in to them. Yesterday, a “representative” of the people of Texas sent letters to Muslim communities throughout the state, asking…

To Jerusalem and Back: Part III

To Jerusalem and Back: Part III

It’s been more than two years since I first announced that I would be traveling to Jerusalem and touring Israel & Palestine as part of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s MLI program. During this time I’ve gone there twice and written about…

Radio Azad Interview | Social Media | December 21, 2016

Radio Azad Interview | Social Media | December 21, 2016

Jummah Reflection: It's Not About You. Or Me.

Jummah Reflection: It’s Not About You. Or Me.

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, & TGIF! This week I had a fascinating conversation with a friend (who happens to be a Rabbi). We talked about a lot of things, but one of the topics that came up was the subject…

Sisterhood in the Pursuit of Peace | The Torch

Sisterhood in the Pursuit of Peace | The Torch

I belong to a grassroots organization that brings Muslim & Jewish women together in private spaces and allows us to build long-term relationships through dialogue and shared experiences. The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is open to any self-identifying Muslim or…

Jummah Reflection: Winter is Here

Jummah Reflection: Winter is Here

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. The last few days have been grey and chilly. A sort of hazy melancholy, for which I’m not entirely sorry, has quietly settled on me. Occasionally I get to this place where I am…

Feelings.

Feelings.

I’ve got some feelings. Feelings that I don’t want to argue about or debate. I just want to share. Feel free to share your feelings, too. 1. I am feeling betrayed by both Democratic and Republican political leadership for being…

What are YOU going to DO?

What are YOU going to DO?

A week after the election I went to a community meeting that was convened by a local non-profit. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together a diverse crowd and discuss how to be good allies. It was a…